NPR News http://kuow.org en With Three Years Left To Go, Obama Remains On Defense http://kuow.org/post/three-years-left-go-obama-remains-defense Just a year after he won re-election, President Obama's second term is already feeling long and fairly fruitless.<p>It could get worse.<p>It's typical for second-term presidents to enter the doldrums, but in Obama's case the feeling that he can't accomplish very much set in early. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:03:00 +0000 NPR News & Alan Greenblatt 23407 at http://kuow.org With Three Years Left To Go, Obama Remains On Defense 9 Elections To Watch http://kuow.org/post/9-elections-watch Tuesday's elections are anything but dull. From the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific Northwest, there's a colorful and compelling roster of political contests. Although there isn't anything close to the drama of an Election Day in a presidential year, many of the races have national implications.<p>In Boston and New York, it's the end of a political era as those cities prepare to replace longtime mayors. In New Jersey and Virginia, there are high-profile gubernatorial races that could shape the future of the Republican Party — and possibly the 2016 presidential race. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:02:00 +0000 NPR News 23285 at http://kuow.org 9 Elections To Watch Nation's Capitol Celebration: 50-Year Anniversary Of The March On Washington http://kuow.org/post/nations-capitol-celebration-50-year-anniversary-march-washington <p>In honor of the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, NPR will be airing special live coverage of the celebration starting at 11:00 a.m. PT in the nation’s Capitol. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:54:39 +0000 NPR News 19326 at http://kuow.org Nation's Capitol Celebration: 50-Year Anniversary Of The March On Washington Kerry: There Must Be Accountability For The Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria http://kuow.org/post/kerry-there-must-be-accountability-use-chemical-weapons-syria <p>Secretary of State John Kerry gave a rare and pointed speech in which he sent a clear message to the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad that the use of chemical weapons defied "any code of morality."</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:28:21 +0000 NPR News 19231 at http://kuow.org Kerry: There Must Be Accountability For The Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria Obama Set For News Conference Friday Afternoon http://kuow.org/post/obama-set-news-conference-friday-afternoon-0 <p>President Obama is set to hold a news conference at the White House on Friday at noon P.T. — his first such formal give-and-take with the press corps since "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden&nbsp;started spilling secrets about National Security Agency surveillance programs in June. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:20:30 +0000 NPR News 18298 at http://kuow.org Obama Set For News Conference Friday Afternoon Anti-Drug PSAs: Do They Work? http://kuow.org/post/anti-drug-psas-do-they-work <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKLtVsRXGnI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7aHf-GfvWQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbsq5tmz6Lo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub_a2t0ZfTs</p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 20:27:00 +0000 NPR News 12153 at http://kuow.org Veteran: Risks In 1950s Bomb Test 'A Disgrace' http://kuow.org/post/veteran-risks-1950s-bomb-test-disgrace In 1957, Joel Healy witnessed one of the largest nuclear tests ever conducted on U.S. soil.<p>Healy was in the U.S. Army, stationed in the Nevada desert north of Las Vegas at Camp Desert Rock. He was 17 years old and a private first class at the time.<p>Healy drove dump trucks, moved materials, and built structures, like houses, that would be destroyed by the explosions so the Army could study the effects of a nuclear blast. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 07:22:00 +0000 NPR News 1528 at http://kuow.org Veteran: Risks In 1950s Bomb Test 'A Disgrace'